Analysis

FDA Tobacco Policy Shift Will Be Years In The Making

Law360, New York (August 1, 2017, 10:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent announcement that it’s seeking to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes and pushing back regulations tied to e-cigarettes and cigars may have been a surprise, but the agency will still need time to show if this new policy direction will lower smoking rates.

While the FDA has taken the novel step of targeting the amount of nicotine in cigarettes in its efforts to regulate tobacco, experts noted that there were no dates attached to its July 27 announcement that it...
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